Why is bile acid supplementation important after gallbladder surgery?
After the surgical removal of the gallbladder, our body is no longer able to store the bile produced as bile surgery involves the removal of the gallbladder. As a result, bile is constantly dripping into the duodenum and when in higher demand (e.g. overeating and / or consuming food with high fat content) it may not be produced in sufficient volume required for a balanced digestion. Fats do not emulsify, so when they enter the colon, the intestinal flora begins to break them down, causing increased gas production, bloating, and possibly constipation or diarrhea. Source: Dr. Istvan Tihanyi – Bile acids article
Abdominal complaints, such as bloating, defecation, etc., may occur as before even after the removal of the gallbladder Facing such problems, we have two options, either eating smaller portions of food and keeping a reduced-fat diet, or taking bile acids before having a meal.